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 By Jeannie Beck    News

Summer Swim- Lifeguards on Duty

A Summer Swim Program has been available to the youth, community of Borrego, and visitors each summer for many years- thanks to a generous donation from Audrey Burnand. According to swim instructor Cathy Paredes, every summer poten... — Updated 7/23/2015

 
 By Jeannie Beck    News

Water Conundrums

While California is experiencing its fourth year of a severe drought, and a senior scientist at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory/Caltech and a professor of Earth System Science at U.C. Irvine, Jay Famiglietti said California only has one year of water supply left in its reservoirs,... — Updated 7/21/2015

 
 By Jeannie Beck    Towns

Julian - Merchant of the Year Award for Wynola Flats Produce

Wynola Flats Produce and R&S Honey was opened three years ago by Stacy and Randy Peyakov. Their produce is both organic and conventional, and locally grown whenever possible- with imports from small farms in Imperial Valley and... — Updated 7/30/2015

 
 By Jeannie Beck    News

Serious Consequences of Degrading Planet Earth

A report on the concept of planetary health that was released on Wednesday by the Rockefeller Foundation, calls for a paradigm shift in understanding the relationship between our environment, economic progress and human health. Unintended and poorly thought-out by-products of the... — Updated 7/16/2015

 
 By Jeannie Beck    Towns

Volcan Mountain Foundation Helps Kids Explore Nature

A Summer program for kids is currently underway on Volcan Mountain (at the Nature Center Property at the end of Farmers Road in Julian) for three weeks in July. From July 6th to the 24th, children are learning about native plants,... — Updated 7/30/2015

 
 By Jeannie Beck    Towns

Three Drug Busts in 12 Hours Near Salton Sea

Three separate drug-smuggling arrests occurred at the Highway 86 checkpoint on Saturday. The incidents occurred within 12 hours but were unrelated, according to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency. The three men were identified as a 39 year-old Mexican citizen, a 51... — Updated 7/30/2015

 
 By Jeannie Beck    News

Georgia- Amazing Dog Story

Kris Anderson lost her 8 year-old Shar Pei mix, by the name of Georgia, on June 27 at the Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve. Anderson spent hours searching for Georgia, who’d gone off chasing rabbits, and was finally told by authorities that the dog probably wouldn’t survive... — Updated 7/10/2015

 
 By Jeannie Beck    News

Water Use in California is Down 29 Percent

Last year Governor Jerry Brown called for a voluntary 20 percent cutback in water use due to the drought emergency. In May, Californians had already reduced by 29 percent, even though Brown’s mandatory statewide 25 percent cutbacks weren’t put into place until June. The data... — Updated 7/2/2015

 
 By Jeannie Beck    News

Fare Thee Well

The Mike Virgil memorial jam took place at Harry Joe Reynold's home in Ranchita on June 29. Mike Virgil, Borrego's beloved musician, was honored through the lyrics and tunes of fellow musician-singer-songwriter friends who keenly... — Updated 7/2/2015

 
 By Jeannie Beck    News

Higher Electricity Rates Approved

Electricity bills will be rising for San Diego Gas and Electric and Southern California Edison customers under reforms approved by the California Public Utilities Commission on Friday. The commission adopted two price tiers for residential customers. A 25 percent price increase... — Updated 7/4/2015

 
 By Jeannie Beck    News

Severe Weather Warnings

A severe weather warning was issued for air to ground and air to water lightning strikes at the coast on Tuesday, causing lifeguards throughout the San Diego coastline to evacuate people from the water and beaches. Lightning actually struck a power pole in Paradise Hills,... — Updated 7/2/2015

 
 By Jeannie Beck    News

Borrego Springs Microgrid- First Of Its Kind

Borrego Springs is served by a transmission line that traverses sixty miles, making it susceptible to wild weather and wildfires. According to SDG&E’s chief development officer, Jim Avery, it was after wildfires knocked out power in 2007 for two days that they began looking for... — Updated 7/7/2015

 
 By Jeannie Beck    News

Home Sharing Site Now Collecting Tourist Taxes

Airbnb, a home-sharing website, has an agreement with the city of San Diego to start charging tourist taxes to their users. Starting July 15, Airbnb will charge customers and pay the city for them, since some haven’t been paying taxes on their own. $5.6 million in occupancy... — Updated 7/3/2015

 
 By Jeannie Beck    Towns

Trashy Treasures on the Santa Ysabel Reservation

Trashy Treasures is a unique Indian owned and operated thrift store along Hwy 79, just inside the Santa Ysabel Reservation. Owner Veronica Cleland started the business about seven months ago and Trashy Treasures is already the happ... — Updated 7/21/2015

 
 By Jeannie Beck    News

Julian 4th of July Parade

Julian's 22nd Annual 4th of July Parade started with an exciting fly-over that included a C-45 and a T-28 trainer. The planes barely seemed to clear the treetops, exciting onlookers before disappearing into the blue summer sky,... — Updated 7/13/2015

 
 By Jeannie Beck    Towns

Roxy Mueller - Director of Golf at Warner Springs Ranch Golf Club

PGA Professional Roxy Mueller is now the Director of Golf at Warner Springs Ranch Golf Club. This past year Roxy was the CSU San Marcos Women’s Assistant Golf Coach for a team that went to the Nationals. Mueller previously served as the San Luis Rey Downs Golf Club First... — Updated 7/21/2015

 

Parkinson's CEO Talks with Sun

I knocked on the door several times. No answer. Maybe I wasn't at the right place. I glanced around and then looked through the living room window. I could see into the backyard where a pretty, petite woman was pulling weeds from... — Updated 7/9/2015

 

Parkinsons interview: Part II

I recently got a chance to revisit the impressive Dr. Carrolee Barlow to check up on the latest happenings at the Parkinson's Institute, while she was taking a rare break in her busy schedule to visit the home she shares in... — Updated 7/9/2015

 
 By Jeannie Beck    News

El Nino could conquer drought

California’s historic drought may be meeting up with what many climate models are indicating could become an historic El Nino event this winter. Typhoons, cyclones and a gigantic storm moving towards China are shifting trade winds from west to east and pushing warmer water... — Updated 7/10/2015

 
 By Jeannie Beck    News

Gas price accelerates

Gas prices are set to increase by fifty cents within a week in southern California. Prices have already increased by twenty cents in the last few days. “This is due to west coast gasoline inventory declining by over 42 million gallons and at the same time, fuel imports into the... — Updated 7/10/2015

 
 By Jeannie Beck    News

Water Rights Curtailed in the Central Valley

Over one hundred irrigation districts and others with some of the oldest water rights in California are being told by California regulators to cease pumping from drought-diminished streams and rivers in the Central Valley. The curtailment order was issued on June 12 by the State... — Updated 6/17/2015

 
 By Jeannie Beck    News

Will Water Flow to Money?

The drought affects more than just California. An emergency state has been declared by Governor Kate Brown in nineteen counties in the state of Oregon, but that hasn’t stopped Nestle from trying to build a water-bottling plant on the side of the Columbia River. Protesters argue... — Updated 6/17/2015

 
 By Jeannie Beck    News

Lake Fire Update

The wildfire that started near Big Bear in the San Bernardino Mountains on June 17 is now 30 percent contained. The “Lake Fire” is approximately 17,405 acres in size and presently burning in timber. The Morongo Valley and Pioneertown areas have received heavy smoke from this... — Updated 6/23/2015

 
 By Jeannie Beck    News

Intrepid Fallen Heroes Race Across America

On June 20, four civilians began a bicycle race stretching over 3,000 miles across the country to raise money for troops combating traumatic brain injury and psychological health conditions. The Race Across America (from Oceanside, California to Annapolis, Maryland) is nearly 50... — Updated 6/24/2015

 
 By Jeannie Beck    News

County Board of Supervisors Approve Land Deal

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors have decided to purchase 175 acres of land in order to connect two separate portions of the Santa Ysabel Preserve. When the $1.4 million deal is settled, the strategic piece of land (west of 79 and north of intersection of 79 and 78) will... — Updated 6/18/2015

 

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